Drawing is a creative outlet that helps in expressing one’s ideas and imagination. Raccoons are charming and interesting creatures that make excellent subjects for a drawing. In this tutorial, we will learn how to draw a raccoon with simple and easy-to-follow steps.
Before we start, you will need the following materials:
- A pencil
- A piece of paper
- An eraser
- A black pen or marker
- Color pencils or paints (optional)
Step 1 – Basic Shapes
Start by drawing a circle for the head, followed by a smaller circle for the nose. Draw a vertical line below the nose, connecting the chin to the neck. Add two small circles for the ears on top of the head.
Do not worry about getting the shapes right on the first try. You can always erase and redraw until satisfied.
Step 2 – Face Details
Draw two small ovals for the eyes, with a smaller circle inside each for the pupils. Add tiny dots on top of the pupils to show a reflection. Draw a curved line below the nose to make a smile.
To add depth to your drawing, draw the eyes close to the nose and make sure the pupils are facing the same direction.
Step 3 – Body
Draw a rough rectangle below the head for the body, curving it slightly for the belly. Draw two legs on the left side and three on the right. Add feet and claws at the bottom of each leg.
Draw lighter lines to make a rough layout first. Then use a darker pencil or pen to add details.
Step 4 – Tail and Hands
Draw a tail on the right side by curving it upwards. Draw two hands on the left side with four fingers each.
The hands should be drawn with slightly curved fingers to give it a realistic look.
Step 5 – Coloring
If you want to make your drawing more colorful, use color pencils or paints to add fur. Raccoons have greyish-brown fur on their body and black fur on their face and tail.
Start by adding a base color and then add darker tones to create shadows and lighter tones to make highlights.
Step 6 – Shading
To add depth to your drawing, use a pencil to add shading. Add lines on the fur to create a realistic look.
Start with a light hand to create a base layer. Then use a darker pencil to add lines for shadows.
Step 7 – Final Touches
Add any final touches, such as whiskers, highlights, or further shading.
1. Can I use a pen instead of a pencil?
Yes, you can use a pen, but be careful not to make any mistakes.
2. Can I draw a raccoon with multiple colors?
Yes, raccoons have a distinctive pattern, and you can use multiple colors to make your drawing more vibrant.
3. Can I draw a raccoon from a different angle?
Yes, the basic shapes and steps can be used to draw a raccoon from various angles.
4. I am having difficulty drawing the feet. Any tips?
Draw the feet lightly with a pencil first before adding details. This way, you can make any necessary corrections easily.
5. I made a mistake while shading. How can I fix it?
Use an eraser or a lighter pencil to remove the mistake and start again.
6. What is the best way to practice drawing a raccoon?
Practice drawing a raccoon regularly, starting with basic shapes and gradually adding details and shading. Look at references for inspiration and try different poses and angles.